Two of the biggest metal trade events in Russia this year, the Metallurgy Russia and Litmash Russia trade fairs, originally scheduled for 9 to 11 June 2020, will be postponed to June 2021, Foundry Planet reported.
The two events have been successfully organised by Metal Expo/Russia in cooperation with Messe Dusseldorf GmbH and its Russian subsidiary Messe Dusseldorf Moscow at the Moscow Exhibition Centre Krasnaya Presnya for some ten years now.
“Against the backdrop of the most recent developments in terms of COVID-19 the re-scheduling of the two metal trade fairs was inevitable – but the only right decision to take in view of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and members of staff,” says Friedrich-Georg Kehrer, Global Portfolio Director Metals and Flow Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf. “With this move we are complying with the recommendations made by the Russian Ministry of Health as well as of the crisis team of the German Federal Government.”
Underlining this decision Alexey Efimov, General Manager of Metal Expo, said: “The effects of the Corona crisis are currently making personal exchange and networking among business people impossible. This means that a crucial characteristic of trade fairs is lost. We take this fact into account by postponing the two trade fairs.”
“Needless to say, our customers can rest assured: next year they will be in for a programme rich in themes, of current relevance to the industry and tuned to the needs of our exhibitors and visitors. For the time being, however, the health of our exhibitors, visitors, employees and families and friends are centre stage,” Efimov added.